Q@9: The Quint Impact on Dadri Probe, Lalu Warns RJD and More
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1. The Quint Impact: Govt Echoes Report on Dadri Killing Motive
The Quint’s investigative piece that the Dadri killing was a result of a personal grudge rather than about beef politics has been separately corroborated by the Minister of State of Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.
The Dadri incident has nothing to do with beef. It was an outcome of a conflict arising from two families. We all eat meat. Should we all go to Pakistan? I come from Arunachal Pradesh. If I eat beef, who will send me to Pakistan? The media has done a great disservice to the nation.Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State, Home Affairs
2. Beware of Sting Operations! Lalu Warns RJD, Vows Zero Corruption
Lalu Prasad Yadav is back to power in Bihar, but as a changed man.
Senior sources in his party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) tell The Quint’s Rishika Baruah that after the stellar mandate, Lalu summoned all 80 elected MLAs for a meeting on November 13. During the meeting, he reportedly did some straight talking, warning his MLAs that they will need to be clean in order to survive in the coalition.
3. Rahul Gandhi Citizenship Issue, Through Swamy’s Smokescreen
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy recently stoked a political controversy when he claimed that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was a British citizen and not an Indian.
The Congress has, however, dismissed Swamy’s charge saying that someone might have committed a mistake while uploading the document.
So, is Swamy simply blowing smoke, asks Tejas Dinkar.
4. Twitterati Gives It Back to CBFC With #SanskariJamesBond
So the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has decided that we can only handle 50 per cent of Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci’s kiss in the new James Bond film Spectre.
Suresh Mathew brings you the Twitterati’s reaction to the move – purifying films according to the CBFC standards.
5. Seventh Pay Commission: Heaping More Bounties on Less Government
The UPA government announced the Seventh Pay Commission just ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, hoping to garner support from officialdom.
The public will soon have to suffer its consequences, and the Seventh Pay Commission will do little to improve the functioning of a lethargic bureaucracy, writes Mohan Guruswamy.
6. Delhi Mess, Chennai Tangle Hurt India’s Pride And Image
Delhi’s iconic cricket stadium Ferozshah Kotla may not be allowed to host the fourth and final test against the visiting South African – all because the DDCA which runs the stadium have not made a payment to the Delhi Excise, Entertainment and Luxury Tax Department.
This mess may not affect India in the short run, but it is hurting the country in the long term, writes Chandresh Narayanan.
7. Lessons From the Noodle Mess: Read Before You Eat!
Food labelling guidelines are in infancy in India and companies are here to exploit this weak system. No wonder then that a trip to the supermarket feels like a food label term test!
Nikita Mishra takes you through a list of food jargons from the little black list behind every packaged food package.
8. QSatire: Patanjali Noodles Incurs FSSAI Wrath, Does Ramdev Care?
It’s just been two days since the launch of Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Atta Noodles and it has already beaten Maggi in the controversy race.
But why is Baba Ramdev ‘befikr’ after FSSAI brings Patanjli noodles to book, asks Namita Handa Jolly, The Quint style.
9. Mumbai to Goa: 10 Royal Enfields Off the Beaten Track
Royal Enfield put together a group consisting of a farm owner, a restaurateur, a transport business owner, an ad-man, a Spanish lady who has travelled to 44 countries on motorcycles and others.
Jaskirat Singh Bawa jumped at the chance to ride along with them, and takes you on a visual journey of the adventure.
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